Magic Leap is about to test its mysterious headset in the real world

The mysterious Google and Qualcomm-backed Magic Leap AR headset could soon be seen in the real world for the first time.

Details about the mixed-reality headset have been sparse thus far, with a few stunning demos and the testimonies of those who’ve experienced the tech the only real sources of information we’ve had.

But the Plantation, Florida-based company has now posted a job listing on Glassdoor for a Field Engineer (via Engadget), suggesting real-world testing is about to get underway.

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Magic Leap officeThe headset will superimpose virtual elements onto the real world

As the listing states: “Work will entail setting up and using high precision equipment to capture both environments and user behavior in home settings.”

The Field Engineer will be working out of Magic Leap Headquarters in Plantation, so Floridians could be the first members of the public to see the device out in the real world.

But beyond that, the job posting doesn’t reveal much about the mysterious technology, which will project holographic images onto real-world locations – à la Microsoft’s HoloLens.

The full listing reads: “This position involves collecting data with Magic Leap devices in real world locations. Work will entail setting up and using high precision equipment to capture both environments and user behavior in home settings. Applicants will be based at Magic Leap Headquarters in Plantation, and drive with equipment to nearby locations for data collection.

“A successful applicant will be comfortable working with complex hardware and software, be able to debug common problems, and meticulous with logging of collection data so that all collected data is usable. Some experience working with Linux command line tools is a plus.”

Magic Leap has already announced a partnership with LucasFilm to bring fans a Star Wars experience that involves projecting droids and other Star Wars characters into the real world.

Last year the AR startup released an impressive demo that showed off the capabilities of the upcoming headset.

And earlier this year we got what could be our first glimpse of what the Magic Leap hardware might look like when this patent application was spotted.

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At this point, though, the whole project remains shrouded in mystery, so we’re hoping the company will reveal more details very soon.

Stay tuned for the latest.

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